HOPE FOR Initiative

From left to right: George Nicholson, Director of Disaster Risk Reduction of the ACS; His Excellency Ahmed bin Mohamad Al-Marikhy, Director of the International Development Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar and General Earl Arthurs, Preparedness and Contingency Management Specialist, Caribbean Disaster Management Agency. Director Nicholson is currently in the Dominican Republic attending the HOPE FOR Initiative, a conference to enhance the effectiveness and coordination of the use of the military and civil defense assets in response to natural disasters.